AbilityFest2011, India International Disability Film festival , will be held at Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai from October 10 to 13, 2011. AbilityFest, now in its fourth edition, will showcase sensitive films from around the world by, with and about people with disabilities. Presented by Ability Foundation, a national cross disability organisation working towards an inclusive society for persons with disabilities, AbilityFest2011 will include two critically acclaimed award-winning Korean films, Poetry and Mother.


Poetry, Directed by Han, Jae-rim Poetry,is a 2010 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a suburban woman in her 60ís who begins to develop an interest in writingpoetry while struggling with Alzheimerís disease and her irresponsible grandson. Yoon Jeong-hee stars in the leading role, which was her first role in a film since 1994. The film was selected for the main competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award. Other accolades include the Grand Bell Awards for Best Picture and Best Actress. The film was lauded for its realistic depiction of the weight of life that makes a daunting task out of writing a poem. Korean actress Yun Jung-hee, returning to the screen after 16 years, stars as Mija, the old woman who struggles to write a poem.


Mother, Directed by Bong Joon-ho An unnamed widow living alone with her only son sells grain in a small town in South Korea. Her son, Do-joon, is a shy, quiet and Somewhat mentally challenged young man. The simple-minded Do-joon is convicted unjustly of murdering a young school girl. His defense attorney is unreliable and the police trick Do-joon into signing a confession. His mother, horrified and unconvinced that Do-joon is ever capable of murder, decides to undertake her own investigation to find the killer. Takes up the case on her own. Unafraid and undeterred, this mother will stop at nothing to exonerate her sonís name.

10 to 13 October 2011, Sathyam Cinemas, Chennai.
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